By Rick Eymer
The 2003 Central Coast Section Player of the Year scored three goals in limited action this year and was close to scoring a couple more in the San Jose Earthquakes' 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Jacobsen, who has played for three different teams in the league since making his debut in 2009, missed a straight-on shot just wide right. He took a team high six shots, two on goal.
"Andrew is a great player, very technical," FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. "He can play different positions from center back to midfield to forward. He will do anything you ask of him."
Saturday's game was Hyndman's final one as coach. He announced his retirement just over a week ago and Dallas beat Seattle, 2-0, the next day.
"What they showed me that game touched my heart," Hyndman said. "It's an everlasting memory."
Jacobsen was a three-time all-Pac-10 pick while he played for California. He also helped Gunn win the 2003 CCS title over Bellarmine.
"He did a good job at Cal," Hyndman said. "I know Kevin Grimes and he's always said Andrew was one of the good guys. Even when I'm hard on him, he smiles and tries to do what I've asked."
Jacobsen was originally drafted by D.C. United in the 2008 MLS Super Draft, but he choose to sign with Lorient, a team in France's top league. He never appeared in a game with the club because of injuries.
He returned to D.C. United, was taken by the Philadelphia Union in the 2010 expansion draft and traded to Dallas in 2011, for whom he scored his first professional goal.